Posted on 19 February 2015
A Leicestershire based bodyshop specialist business has been forced to close – leaving 41 staff members redundant.
Allfleet Bodyshop Services, based in Loughborough, Leicestershire closed earlier this week due to a severe decrease in its order book with its 41 staff members being left without jobs due to the closure.
The company was founded in 1985 under the name of I&J Bodyshop later merging with Alltruck Bodyshop and then rebranding to Allfleet Bodyshop Services in 2013.
Based in Leicestershire, Allfleet Bodyshop operated throughout the Midlands and Central England offering a range of services including commercial vehicle accident management and repair, truck and trailer refurbishment, new build and paints and specialist Ambulance services.
Michael Roome, Director of Business Recovery & Insolvency at Midlands based accountancy and business advisory firm, Smith Cooper, attended the trading premises on Tuesday when the decision to cease trading was taken.
Michael said whilst the company had been successful and continued to trade for many years, it has been experiencing financial problems and when the number of future orders did not reach the requisite levels required to return to profitability the decision had to be made to cease trading.Michael commented: “Unfortunately, the directors were left with no alternative but to take the necessary steps to cease trading and commence redundancy steps given the circumstances.
“We are currently liaising with customers and suppliers to ensure that there is minimum disruption to their businesses and urge anyone with any enquiries to get in touch with us directly.”